Pamper Your Friends & Family
Herbal Finishing Salts
Raspberry Rose Syrup
& more Herbal Gift Ideas!
I founded the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine in 2007 and serve as the school’s primary instructor and Creative Director. I've been a professional plant-human matchmaker for close to three decades. I caught the plant bug when I was nineteen and went on to earn a degree in Botany. I’ve owned just about every type of herbal business you can imagine: an herbal nursery, a medicinal products business, a clinical practice, and now, an herbal school.
These days, I channel my botanical obsession with my writing and photography in my online programs and my personal blog, Castanea. I'm writing my first book: Cultivating Medicinal Herbs: Grow, Harvest, and Prepare Handcrafted Remedies from Your Home Garden. My houseplants and I share a home with my family and herb books in Asheville, North Carolina.
Chestnut School's Online Herbal Courses:
Learn all about herbs while whipping up your own medicine chest full of the highest quality remedies to be found!
Intrigued with the idea of foraging, but intimidated by where to start? Start here to learn all about wild medicinals and edibles!
Learn to cultivate medicinal herbs and address common ailments at home with your very own medicinal preparations.
The Chestnut School’s content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine. Make certain of your identification prior to harvesting any plant or mushroom as ingestion, application, or other use of some plants and mushrooms may cause illness or death. For more information, click here.